Usage: Adam, of Biblical origin, is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a boy (male) name.
People having the name Adam are in general originating from Australia, Austria, Denmark, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America.
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N.B. Sometimes it happens that another name has the same meaning. There is nothing surprising in this: both names have the same origin or the same numbers of numerology.
The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 1.
Qualities: Leader, Determined
Ruling planet: Sun
Colors: Yellow, Orange, Gold
Gemstones: Topaz, Amber
The name Adam is ranked on the 37th position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.
We estimate that there are at least 7942900 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.109% of the population. The name Adam has four characters. It means that it is relatively short-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Adam for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
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History and Origin
Adam is a common masculine given name.
The personal name Adam derives from the Hebrew noun ha adamah meaning "the ground" or "earth". It is still a Hebrew given name, and its Quranic and Biblical usage has ensured that it is also a common name in all countries which draw on these traditions. It is particularly common in Christian and Muslim majority countries. In most languages its spelling is the same, although the pronunciation varies somewhat. Adán is the Spanish form of this name.
Adam is also a surname in many countries, although it is not as common in English as its derivative Adams (sometimes spelled Addams). In other languages there are similar surnames derived from Adam, such as Adamo, Adamov, Adamowicz, Adamski etc.
In Arabic, Adam (آدم) means "made from the earth/mud/clay".
Biblical: name of the first man (Genesis 2–3). It probably derives from Hebrew adama earth; it is a common feature of creation legends that the god responsible fashioned the first human beings from earth or clay and breathed life into them. The name was subsequently borne by a 7th-century Irish abbot of Fermo in Italy. It has enjoyed something of a resurgence in the English-speaking world since the 1960s. In Hebrew it is a generic term for ‘man’ (Genesis 5: 2) and has never been considered a personal name, although Hava ‘Eve’ has enjoyed popularity among Jews.
Derivatives: Irish Gaelic: Ádhamh. Scottish Gaelic: Àdhamh. Italian: Adamo. Spanish: Adán. Portuguese: Adão. Finnish: Aatami.
Pet form: Scottish: ADIF.
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